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Jacques may be key for O-line

Tennessee is determined to run the football better in 2007 than it did in 2006. No player looms larger in that quest – both in terms of importance AND size – than rising sophomore Jacques McClendon.

Jacques McClendon, rated one of America's top prep blockers as a senior at Chattanooga Baylor in 2005, is a 6-3, 325-pound monster blessed with the heft, strength, quickness, toughness and aggressiveness to upgrade Tennessee's ground game all by himself. All he needs is a little seasoning. He took a step in that direction last New Year's Day, capping a promising freshman season by starting the...

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